Hey all, I haven't posted in a while as I've been busy building my cabin and playing with my tractor.
I believe I have an issue with the my hydraulics of my 3025e with a Woods BH-75. Noticed on a trip up to my mountain property last week that the boom on my backhoe is dropping on its own. I know its common when the tractor is off but its happening with the tractor is runningwhich from what I've gathered here should not be happening. It seems to be a slow constant drop regardless of throttle position and/or any other conditions the best I can tell. You can barely see it going down and it takes about a minute or so for the bucket to start dragging on the ground.
Thought it was most likely an issue with a cylinder or a valve on the backhoe but today I noticed that the curl of my loader started dropping on its own, with tractor on, when I had my flail mower on my forks. Granted the flail mower was a bit out on the forks, and weighs 850# on my already heavy Titan forks, which all may have been close its lift capacity. So I'm not sure if that would be considered normal or not, or if not if that means that the hydraulic issue may be with the tractor itself. I did use the loader a good bit with the forks up at the cabin as well where I had to move a couple tons worth of lumber into the cabin which involved having the loader almost all the way up in place for several minutes at a time with a good bit of weight on the forks until I could pull it all inside. Didn't experience any issues then however.
The tractor and backhoe are less than one year old and everything is under warranty at this point. Just want to try to get an idea of what may be going on before contacting the dealer and/or see if there anything simple I should be checking that may save me loading everything up and making the 40 mile drive over there.